• Building raised beds, rainwater catchers, greenhouses and other features from locally-sourced recyclable and ‘upcyclable’ materials (e.g. wooden pallets; baths; old doors, fly-tipped tyres and other thrown away items).
• Organising donations of tools from families and others associated with a school.
• Making compost: we will share how you can make your own for free.
• Harvesting rainwater using tried and testing methods.
• Creating spaces for reading, learning and storage. We have experience with ‘upcycling’ former vehicles (a horse box trailer and even an old bus!) to create these special zones.
Growing and using food
• Sharing knowledge of how to grow food and flowers; and maybe even the introduction of livestock.
• Creating an orchard, planting trees and hedges, sowing wildflower meadows to attract bees to aid pollination locally (if space permits).
• Advising how a school kitchen can use the food produced.
• Preserving food, such as in jam and chutney, to use as fundraisers.
•Helping to make an allotment project sustainable; from volunteers to food production to finances.
•Sharing ways to ‘grow your own help’ - we can help you to connect with staff, parents and the local community to forge a shared responsibility for keeping your project going year in, year out.